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Pick your hike

There are several “routes” you can take to get to the top of the bluff. We choose the one that was... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2019
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Barn Bluff hike

Great place to view Red Wing and the Mississippi River valley. The trail is steep and rough in... read more

Reviewed May 1, 2019
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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A 350-foot cliff that was so named because of its resemblance to a barn.
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

There are several “routes” you can take to get to the top of the bluff. We choose the one that was the “shortest” and least taxing as we did it toward the end of the day. It’s not a difficult hike, but it’s also not...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 1, 2019

Great place to view Red Wing and the Mississippi River valley. The trail is steep and rough in places. Lots of stairs to climb.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 30, 2019

Always wanted to Climb the bluff, this trip I had time. It was a bit slick because of ice but it was March, the Hike is fairly easy for this 55 year old so I imagine younger people should have no problems. Parking is a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

The first time one visitS Red Wing often includes a trip to the 'top of the bluff' (winding road on nearby Memorial Bluff not open during winter months, but can hike up). To look over the river valley is awe inspiring, but investigating the many...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed January 27, 2019

We hiked it in January about 10 degrees and light snow. The views were still beautiful with the steam and snow

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lisa O
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Views from the top are stunning for many miles. There is a healthy hike up fairly steep stairs to get to the top. It's also valuable to be very clear about the road here - there is only one road (the appropriately named Bluff Road)...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

We enjoyed the variety of trails and vista points. I really like that they placed an American Flag atop the bluff. It provides a nice visual for where you were when you are back down. The trails were not marked that well, but it would...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

Two of us hiked the trails to the top of Barn Bluff. Some areas are quite steep and can be a workout. Most of the trail ways are smooth ground surface. Great views from the top. Average person could make it up and back down...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank MNSandSeeker
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I decided to take a little day trip from Minneapolis to Red Wing. We hiked Barn Bluff. It is a very easy hike. The paths are well groomed and there are stairs. While it is easy to climb, there is a 300+...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Lyn K
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Great place to relax and enjoy nature. Being the family down. Great place for kids. After there is a winery close by.

Date of experience: October 2018
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October 17, 2018|
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Response from JMoechanhassen | Reviewed this property |
There is a park in red wing where you can drive to the top of a hill.
July 16, 2016|
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Response from borborbor277 | Reviewed this property |
About a half hour to an hour
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June 24, 2016|
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Response from todde257 | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are permitted and there is a leash requirement.